We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on the chic silhouette of a tripod floor lamp for a modern vintage look or suiting the statement-making appeal of an arc lamp to your refined aesthetic, floor lamps are an element that help elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated floor lamp collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Standing lamps have the potential to revitalize your space not only with their unique designs and sculptural appeal but by offering a dimension of light that can balance the feel of your environment. The dynamic array of styles and designs available make floor lamps a crucial part of curating a look unique to your taste and a functional fit for your everyday living. A well-placed floor lamp can transform a room, setting off the elements around it and folding into your lighting scheme with an ambient pool of functional splash of light wherever it is needed most. With such a versatile range of modern floor lamps available, it is crucial to understand the fundamental principles of how to style them for both function and beauty.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when searching for floor lamps? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our well-curated line of standing lamp designs.
Consider Your Space
Lighting is an essential element in getting your space just right. Floor lights are a critical part of your overall lighting scheme and provide a dynamic layer of light to a living space or transitional area. They are a great way to balance and fill out the lighting in a room while adding a point of visual appeal. Compared to other lights, standing lamps share a particularly close relationship to the other decor in a room as they sit alongside these pieces, occupying floor space. For this reason, floor lamps should look good as a part of the whole room’s aesthetic, not just as a standalone piece.
Before diving into shopping for floor lamps, it can be helpful to consider your space and ask, what are the best floor lamps for this area? A tall lamp can be quite a strong design note in a room as they often have distinctive profiles. If you are evolving a collected space, consider how a bold modern design could complement a more traditional sofa to ensure the look feels fresh and intentional. In a more tailored aesthetic, you may want to find just the right finish, like the natural brass luster of this Regina Andrew Happy Floor Lamp, for a polishing touch in a look that showcases refined maximalism. No matter the space, the important thing is always to consider how the lamp reflects or contrasts with existing style notes to become a natural part of your decor.
Lighting in Layers
As some styles come into focus, it is important to picture how you will be using the lamp. In traditional design thinking, there are three types of lighting. Ambient lighting helps illuminate a given area to bolster the feel of the space, task lighting is directed light with a specific purpose, and accent lighting is used to enhance the dimension of an area or draw attention to a focal point. Floor lamps can offer ambient, task, or accent lighting to a space depending on the design and how and where you style them.
Several tall lamps throughout a room, for example, can provide an even ambient pool of light that is gentler than overhead lighting for late-night entertaining or lounging. More directional floor reading lamps styled next to a plush accent chair offer a great source of task lighting in a reading nook or just as a less intrusive source of light in a dynamic living space. You may even want to style a floor lamp on one or both sides of your sofa as an accent light to draw attention to the area as a focal point. Tall lamps can also be used as accent lighting in the corner of a room to accentuate the dimensions of a transitional area or open living space.
Floor Lamp Styles
Thinking about what type of light could best serve your needs is an excellent way to start narrowing down options as you consider styles. Below is a more specific list of common styles that you may come across when shopping for floor lamps.
The club lamp is the classic floor lamp, designed with a single stand and a shade that diffuses light out to provide ambient lighting or accent lighting when styled accordingly. Classic does not mean strictly traditional, however. Our collection of floor lamps offers designs that can play to any look. Consider a modern take on this standard design or lean into a traditional aesthetic by featuring a club lamp with classic design notes and then anchoring the look with a vintage rug.
This style is similar to the club lamp but designed with a bowl or shade below the bulb, directing light up like a torch. This tall lamp is an excellent option for accent lighting in the corner of a room or along the wall in an alcove or transitional area.
Tree Floor Lamp
A stunning ambient light source, these bright lamps feature two or more bulbs coming off the lampstand, making this a good option for a larger living room or open-plan space. If you are looking instead for accent lighting, many tree floor lamps have shades that can be individually directed so you can shine light where it is needed most to set the perfect tone.
Downbridge Floor Lamp
Sometimes called a task lamp, this standing lamp has an arm that extends out from the lampstand with a shade to direct light downwards. As the name suggests, these lamps are fantastic for task lighting, especially floor reading lamps. The Reid Floor Lamp comes in different finishes and is a must-have showstopper for any modern or collected look.
Arc Floor Lamp
Arc lamps are defined by their curved profile and sweeping design, offering an excellent pool of task lighting or accent lighting for a sofa or occasional chair. With a luxe finish and marble base, our Cole Lamp shows how impactful arc lamps can be in elevating the look and feel of a room. Arc lamps are a statement-making piece that will dazzle and delight and are suited for a refined space.
A floor lamp can offer almost endless potential to augment any style of home design. It can serve as a bold accent that draws the eye to a focal point in the room, or it can be an ambient pool that helps you find your best lighting throughout the day, inspiring a warm and elevating ambiance. Lighting is a fundamental part of our design story that profoundly impacts how we live and enjoy our spaces. Be bold and creative as you find the best floor lamps for your look.
Whichever way you decide to style it, remember that your floor lights allow you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this lighting element to build on your home's look.
When you shop for floor lamps at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home while also making it feel more elevated. Browse and choose from our wide selection of modern floor lamps and find the perfect choice for your project, no matter what you are looking for. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less